Who are you when your mind itself is made anew?
Gloria Thom, is a twelve year-old California girl living an idyllic life along with her two brothers, Griffen and Rowland, until she is diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. The Thom family’s faith is shaken as she struggles against the horror of the disease until an experimental nanotechnology-based procedure called LifeCells promises to be the cure.
It is the year 2105, the dawn of a new century, a time bristling with super intelligent robotic familiars, hyper-real virtual reality in every home, and ubiquitous nanotechnology that does everything from cleaning teeth to collecting vast amounts of shale oil. Yet it is the LifeCell therapy that represents the crowning achievement for nanotechnology – repairing the neurons of the human mind.
Through a series of actions and mishaps the cure becomes more than a cure, replacing much of Gloria’s mind. Now part computer, part human, Gloria and her family struggle to find the line between human and machine, while powerful forces seek to control or destroy Gloria and the new intelligence that she represents. Is Gloria the first to jump into the singularity? GloryEve 001 is the first in a sci-fi series by Joseph L. Fecarotta that looks to explore what that explores the nature of humanity, faith and identity in an increasingly technological society, exploring a reality that is right around the corner.